We're far more likely to believe you're resigning to spend more time with someone else's family.
It'd be nice for a change to see the prime ministers fired rather than resigning.
On Thursday, DeMint announced that he is resigning to head the Heritage Foundation.
A year after resigning from Congress in humiliating fashion, Anthony Weiner has been laying low.
Just before the deadly tremor struck, Kan appeared on the verge of resigning.
Abdalonim turned away his head to mark his horror, and Hamilcar, resigning himself to it, said nothing.
He went right through the list, and ended by resigning his position.
On resigning the see of Winchester he became Dean of Westminster.
“There, that will do,” said Gascoyne, resigning the helm to Scraggs.
Enough have I suffered already through you, enough am I suffering in resigning my governorship.
late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.